Tis the season for short sleeves and wintery skin peeking out. I was thinking this morning that I wanted to get something to exfoliate with, and then–ah-ha!–came across another blog with a recipe for making a sugar scrub to scrub away with. I think that I will make this with lavender oil, as that’s what I have, though I also know that any cooking extracts would also work (coconut, vanilla etc). On the blog she said she uses canola oil, though I think the luxury of EVO might be worth it. If this doesn’t wake that winter skin up, I don’t know what will!
1 clear plastic jar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
lemon juice (optional)
scented essential oil (optional)
1. mix the sugar and olive oil in the plastic container. I do not recomend using a glass jar for this, since you will most likely have this in your bathroom.
2. add any optional scents you like. I have discovered that adding peppermint oil or orange oil helps refresh you, while lavender is more soothing. My favorite oil to use is sandlewood.
3. to use: place some on a wash cloth and rub in circles anywhere you need exfoliation. After letting it sit for awhile the sugar may settle to the bottom, so it may be necessary to shake this up a little before using.